Washington, DC - One story that got lost in the torrent of national news last week was Microsoft shutting down six phony websites created by a group affiliated with the Russian government. The six websites were created to mimic websites related to public policy institutes and the US Senate. The Russian hackers were attempting to steal credentials and potentially infect the computers of anyone that tried to access the sites.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "Today, oral proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) began in The Hague on an application for provisional measures in a case brought by Iran against the United States, Alleged Violations of the 1955 Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations, and Consular Rights. Iran’s filing with the ICJ is an attempt to interfere with the sovereign rights of the United States to take lawful actions, including re-imposition of sanctions, which are necessary to protect our national security.

Washington, DC - "America has … finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our Nation’s wealth." ~ President Donald J. Trump

Atlantic Ocean - Fusing the team of nine aviation squadrons, five destroyers, a cruiser and an aircraft carrier that compose Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 into a synchronized, deployment-ready unit requires planning, group exercises and communication between the vessels and warfare commanders that make up the strike group.

Washington, DC - Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and the commanding officer of USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), Cmdr. Micah Murphy, released statements August 25 on the death of Senator and Navy veteran John S. McCain III who died Saturday at age 81.

San Diego, California - Young patients, their families and invited guests were treated to a visit with some amazing animal ambassadors—including a red-tailed hawk and a hedgehog from the North Carolina Zoo—at a gathering at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital (Aug. 24, 2018). This special event was held to announce the arrival of San Diego Zoo Kids, a closed-circuit television channel, at Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital, Jeff Gordon Children’s Center and Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.